2 Objectives A2 Acquire Skills for Improving Learning A:A2.2 Demonstrate how effort and persistence positively affectlearningA:A2.3 Use communications skills to know when and how to ask forhelp when neededA:A2.4 Apply knowledge and learning styles to positively influenceschool performancePS:A2 Acquire Interpersonal Skills PS:A2.6 Use effective communications skills PS:A2.7 Know that communication involves speaking, listening and nonverbal behavior
3 DEFINITION OF COMMUNICATION Communication can be defined in many ways.In simple terms communication is:• Information transmitted• A verbal or nonverbal message• A process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior
4 Common Non-Verbal Communication Looking at these photos, what are these people saying or doing without speaking?
6 Non-Verbal MessagesOur emotions leak through our facial expressions and bodily gesturesFacial expressions tell us much about what someone is feeling, in particular the mouth and lipsEye contact is needed initially to establish interest. Avoidance of eye contact may indicate disinterest, guilt, or sometimes shynessPeople also reveal their attitudes by the way they stand or sit or move various parts of their bodies. People who lean forward in their seat to speak or listen indicate more interest in communicating with us than those who remain slouched in a chair.Nodding the head helps the flow of conversation as it reinforces the speaker.
7 Of the above, which one are we not taught? COMMUNICATION TOOLSThere are four basic communication tools:ListeningSpeakingReadingWritingOf the above, which one are we not taught?
8 Barriers to Effective Listening We can think faster than a speaker can talk, and jump to conclusions• We are distracted and allow our minds to wander• We lose patience, and decide we are not interested• We overreact to what's said and respond emotionally• We interrupt
9 Communication Styles When and Where Using slang amongst your friends may be okay; however, you must be able to adjust your communication style in other situations where you can convey your thoughts in a manner which is appropriate and understandable for the intended audienceExpand your Vocabulary by challenging yourself to learn new words!READ A DICTIONARY!!
10 communicated to several people. Listening ActivityDelivering the MessageDivide your students into two groups and have them stand on one side of your classroomGive the first student in line a memo to read, and tell them to memorize it. Once he or she has memorized the memo, take the memo away from them.Advise the first person to whisper what he read to the second person in line,Once the second person feels comfortable in what they heard, they will then tell the third personContinue this process until the message is shared with all students in that lineAt the end, ask the last student what message did he or she receive….compare it to the original message.The key to this activity is to notice how a message can change once it iscommunicated to several people.
11 Eye contact is a very important factor in effective communication. EYE CONTACT ACTIVITYEye contact is a very important factor in effective communication.Seek volunteers to come forward and have them recite the alphabet as they walk around and make eye contact with every student in the classroomNOTEThey must make eye contact with every student while reciting the alphabet. If they go too fast (before making eye contact with every student) then they must start over at the beginning of the alphabet.